all saints1The Halloween Season is probably the most popular of all celebrations (outside of the holiday season).  At least we can say this is true from a secular perspective.  Even in Religious Education Programs and Catholic Schools I see Halloween decoration and “trunk or treat” events that, in many cases, promotes Halloween with no faith lens.  All Hallows Eve reflects the darkness and the effects of sin in our world and All Saints reflects the light of those who have followed the light of the world – Jesus Christ.  We have to make an impact in the little things.  This year in our Religious Education Program our students are being encouraged to come to class on October 30th dressed as saints.  They are encouraged to be creative and come with 2 facts they know about that saint.  All those who dress up as a saint will get to be a part of a pizza part toward the end of class.  We are looking forward this this next week!

What is you doing in your program to celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints?